Sports is one of the largest economic enterprises in the world, employing professionals with a variety of business skills and specializations who have one common interest: the business of sports. For professionals who aspire to either begin or enhance a career in sports, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies offers a part-time Master of Arts in Sports Administration (MSA) program that focuses on the business of athletics. The MSA program is taught by first-rate faculty with access to team executives, corporate sports consultants, sports agents and a broad range of other professionals in collegiate, professional and amateur athletics administration. Drawing on the prestigious credentials and rigorous standards of Northwestern University — and access to the rich and fast-paced sports community of Chicago — the program provides students with invaluable and one-of-a-kind, hands-on experiences. Whether a student wants to become a front office manager, college athletics administrator or sports marketer, he or she will find instruction and guidance based on first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges one can expect in the business of sports.